This is an analysis of the poem The Daisy that begins with:

An angel found a daisy where it lay
On Heaven's highroad of transparent gold,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcX ddeeccbX cX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 1101000101 1100111111 1111001111 1101110111 0111011101 11010111001 1101110101 1101110101 1101110101 1111011101 0001111101 1101011101 1101000101 1111111111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ' is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Daisy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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